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New environmental targets

Member State requirements for collection and environmental treatment of WEEE have become more stringent through new environmental targets for collection rates as well as for rates of recycling and recovery.

Collection targets WEEE2, cf. Directive 2012/19/EU

2016 -2019

2019 –

All WEEE

45% of average weight of EEE placed on the market in the three preceding years

All WEEE

65% of EEE placed on the market in the three preceding years or 85% of each year’s WEEE

Recycling and recovery targets WEEE2

Old categories

Aug 2012– Aug. 2015

Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2018

New categories

Aug. 2018 -

10 categories

Recovery
%

Recyc.
 %

Recovery
%

Recyc,
 %

6 categories

Recovery
%

Recyc.
 %

1. Large appliances

80

75

85

80

1.Temperature exchange equipment

85

80

2. Small appliances

70

50

75

55

 

 

 

3. It- and tele

75

65

80

70

2. Screens, Monitors

80

70

4. Consumer equipment and PV

75

65

80

70

 

 

 

5a. Luminaires

70

50

75

55

3.Lightning equipment

-

80

5b. Light sources

-

80

-

80

     

6. Electrical and electronic tools

70

50

75

55

4. Large equipment > 50 cm

85

80

7. Toys/leisure/sports equipment

70

50

75

55

     

8. Medical devices

70

50

75

55

5. Small equipment < 50 cm

75

55

9. Monitoring and control inst.

70

50

75

55

     

10. Dispenseres

80

75

85

80

6. Small IT-tele < 50 cm

75

55



Last edited: 20/12/2017
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